Facebook Voyeurism: Blind Spot or Dark Side of Human Resource Management?

Stephan Leixnering and Wolfgang Mayrhofer

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business


How does a beautiful naked woman on a horseback relate to human resource management (HRM)? Or, more practically: What may HRM benefit from pondering on such a situation? A lot, we think.

Image that woman—let’s call her Lady Godiva—sitting on a white horse and riding through the town’s streets. You—let’s call you Tom—are considering a brief look at her. Wouldn’t it be nice to peep just for a second? Oh, it’s not what I might think, you argue: she promised to do you a great favor and to save you a lot of money. And to prove her good intentions and her honest attitude, ...

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